CLE Seminars

2019 RELU Annual Summer Conference
Friday, August 16, 2019/7:45 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 17, 2019/7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N. Hwy. 97, Bend
5.5 General CLE credits, 3.25 Practical Skills credits, 1 Ethics credit, and 1 Access to Justice credit

Sponsored by the Real Estate & Land Use Section.

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$275 Real Estate & Land Use Section member
$300 Regular

Real Estate & Land Use Section members—enter coupon code RELU19SM when checking out to receive $25 registration discount.

Ethics for Transactional Lawyers
Tuesday, August 20, 2019/10 a.m.–11 a.m. Pacific Webinar via Your Computer
1 Ethics credit

Click to register: $65

Explore ethical issues from a transactional lawyer’s perspective. Using the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional conduct as a guide, the presenter discusses sticky situations that often arise in the course of negotiating and drafting contracts:

  • What is required for “competent” representation?
  • Where does zealous representation cross into deception, and is deception okay?
  • How one-sided should a contract be?
  • What if the opposing party drafts a contract that contains materially incorrect assumptions about the law or facts, but the incorrect assumptions benefit your client?
  • What if the opposing party is represented by counsel but wants to discuss contract terms directly with you?
  • If you represented the seller in a merger, is the acquiror entitled to access your privileged communications?
  • Can you use the metadata in a contract drafted by opposing counsel?

IT Outsourcing Agreements: Reviewing and Drafting Cloud Agreements
Wednesday, August 21, 2019/10 a.m.–11 a.m. Pacific
WebCredenza Audio Seminar via Telephone
1 General CLE credit

Click to register: $65

Virtually every organization outsources it information technology (IT) functions to third-party vendors. Electronic files of every type—data, documents, video, and audio—are stored on servers owned and maintained by third parties and located at off-site locations. Telecom services are also commonly outsourced. The reasons behind outsourcing these increasingly complex systems include cost control and shifting difficult maintenance tasks to someone else. But getting to that point requires reviewing and negotiating highly complex IT outsourcing agreements involving performance and reliability, data security and privacy breaches, and warranty and indemnity. This program is a practical guide to negotiating and drafting IT agreements with third-party vendors.

  • Performance standards for IT vendors, reliability, and service level agreements
  • Essential warranty and indemnity provisions—and spotting red flags
  • Understanding how the “Cloud” works for contractual purposes
  • Important data security, privacy, and related liability concerns
  • Drafting underlying equipment leases and/or software licenses
  • Reviewing fee structures

Executive Benefits: Nonqualified Deferred Compensation
Thursday, August 22, 2019/1:30–5:00 PM
(CLE Program: 2:00 to 4:00 PM; Networking:4:00 to 5:00 PM)
M Financial Group, M Financial Plaza, 1125 NW Couch Street, Suite 900, Portland
2 general CLE credits

Program Description:

Session 1: Executive and incentive compensation programs frequently use non-qualified deferred compensation and must confront varying degrees of tax and regulatory complexity, particularly under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. In this session, we will review various types of non-qualified deferred compensation programs and how to avoid costly mistakes.

Session 2: Non-qualified plans must be unfunded under ERISA. Companies often earmark assets that are intended, but not guaranteed, to enable the company to finance the benefits. In this session, we will survey relevant topics including funding, security and accounting for non-qualified plans.

Speakers: Stuart C. Harris, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine and Kevin B. Segal, ASA, Vice President, M Benefit Solutions

Registration: Click here to register.

Cost: $15 for Corporate Counsel Section members (Enter coupon code SCORP319SM at checkout to receive member discount)
$35 for non-members
Cancellation fee: $15

Contact Cody Jordan at [email protected] or (503) 414-7324

The Corporate Designee Deposition: Avoiding Traps & Pitfalls
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 pm..–1:00 p.m.
Standard Insurance, Auditorium, 900 SW Fifth Ave.; Portland

Part of the Multnomah Bar Association Advanced Pre-Trial Litigation Series

FRCP 30(b)(6) and ORCP 39(C)(6) provide for the taking of sworn testimony from a corporate designee. This CLE will focus on the party witness, and will provide tips on how to avoid traps and pitfalls associated with this important discovery provision.

Speakers: Román Hernández and Emily Reber, Troutman Sanders LLP

Go to the series registration page for details.

51st Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
November 4–6, 2019
New York
Practising Law CLE conference

What You Will Learn

  • The latest developments in the capital markets, from unicorn IPOs, to due diligence issues, to direct listings, and more
  • Financing issues for late-stage and smaller reporting companies, including structured notes, ICOs, and more
  • The ABCs of ESG (New)
  • Disclosure challenges for public companies
  • Workshop on engagement (New)
  • A primer on proxy
  • Accounting and auditing developments that companies, audit committees and counsel need to know
  • Recent developments in Delaware law
  • What’s trending in M&A
  • Updates on enforcement priorities from state and federal regulators
  • The defense perspective on enforcement
  • Key considerations in bringing, defending and resolving private securities litigation

Business Law Section Annual CLE program
Friday, November 8, 2019
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland